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XVIII

"Here’s a recent quote that I found: ‘We do not talk,
we bludgeon one another with facts and theories
gleaned from cursory readings of newspapers,
magazines and digests.’ That was actually written in
1945 by Henry Miller and I think it’s timely. I think
what it says is that the world has been on its present
course for a long time.

People all over the world
spend countless hours of their lives every week
being fed entertainment in the form of movies, TV
shows, newspapers, YouTube videos and the
internet. And it’s ludicrous to believe that this stuff
doesn’t alter our brains.

It’s also equally ludicrous to believe that – at the
very least – this mass distraction and manipulation is
not convenient for the people who are in charge.
People are starving. They may not know it because
they’re being fed mass produced garbage. The
packaging is colourful and loud, but it’s produced in
the same factories that make Pop Tarts and iPads,
by people sitting around thinking, ‘What can we do
to get people to buy more of these?’

And they’re very good at their jobs. But that’s what
it is you’re getting, because that’s what they’re
making. They’re selling you something. And the
world is built on this now. Politics and government
are built on this, corporations are built on this. Interpersonal relationships are built on this.

And we’re starving, all of us, and we’re killing each other,
and we’re hating each other, and we’re calling
each other liars and evil because it’s all become
marketing and we want to win because we’re
lonely and empty and scared and we’re led to
believe winning will change all that. But there is no
winning.

— Charlie Kaufman (“Being John Malkovich,” “Adaptation”) in a lecture at the British Film Institute in 2011



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Flamingos take refuge in a bathroom at Miami-Metro Zoo, Sept. 14, 1999 as tropical-storm force winds from Hurricane Floyd approached the Miami area.

Flamingos take refuge in a bathroom at Miami-Metro Zoo, Sept. 14, 1999 as tropical-storm force winds from Hurricane Floyd approached the Miami area.

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stunningpicture:

Failed panoramic.

stunningpicture:

Failed panoramic.

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A submerged statue of the Hindu Lord Shiva amid the flood waters of the river Ganges, June 17, 2013.

A submerged statue of the Hindu Lord Shiva amid the flood waters of the river Ganges, June 17, 2013.

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Nadav Kander 
Love Hotel Carib Tokyo, 1995

Nadav Kander 

Love Hotel Carib Tokyo, 1995

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tomhatchet:

" This beer belongs to my master! “
die Beste hund ..? :p

tomhatchet:

" This beer belongs to my master!

die Beste hund ..? :p

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